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Introduction to Bushcraft
Discover nature and the possibilities of our beautiful woodlands during this short but full-packed adventure. We invite you to join us around our campfire, taste some backcountry cooking and experience the pleasures of living in our beautiful countryside. During the course, our instructors will lead you gently into the world of bushcraft teaching you some of the core skills to live comfortably in the outdoors.
Fire Lighting Techniques
For Ray, life is inconceivable without a camp-fire. When spirits are high, a fire's flames provide joyful light; and when spirits are low, the consoling warmth of the embers will thaw the frozen heart. On this 2-day course we will start with the very important basics, from how to light a match correctly, right through to advanced friction fire-lighting techniques.
Surrounded by the sights and sounds of Britain's beautiful countryside, with the smell of the neaby campfire in the air, we will transport you back in time to the early Bronze Age, teaching you the skills to competently make your own stone tools of the past.
UK Woodland Navigation
Navigation is one of the most challenging outdoor skills and is undeniably one of the most vital. It requires patience, observation and practice, but once mastered offers a skill to be proud of. Typical to the Woodlore philosophy, we will tackle the most difficult aspect of navigation head on and you will find yourself navigating unerringly through thick woodland by both day and night.
Our exciting short bushcraft courses have been designed for
people whose time is limited, those seeking more specialist
training, or the novice who wants a taste of bushcraft and the
possibilities that Woodlore offers.
invite you to join our campfire, taste some backcountry cooking
and experience living outdoors on the Introduction to Bushcraft
course. In a friendly and hard working atmosphere our
lead you through the bushcraft arts of shelter construction,
fire-making and plant lore as well as opening your eyes to some
of the other secrets that nature holds.
Any trip into the outdoors requires us to be able to find our
way. The UK Woodland Navigation
course provides a robust introduction to navigation in the
UK and will give you a good grounding in this essential but
often neglected skill, helping to free you in your enjoyment of
the UK's wild places.
Ancient skills and knowledge
do not become
obsolete with the passage of time. Often we find that the
solutions of our ancestors outstrip their modern equivalents.
On the Woodlore Flint Knapping course, Will Lord will
lead you on a fantastic journey through time learning about
stone tools from the early Bronze age.
Fire is the
essential element which underpins the vast array of
possibilities for life in the outdoors and the art of successful
fire making is one that should never be beyond your grasp.
Providing yourself with a firm foundation of options by
attending our Fire Lighting Techniques course will
ensure that you enjoy the warmth and welcoming light of the
hearth wherever you rest.
attending these short
bushcraft courses will come away with the satisfaction of new
skills learned and practiced and often surprise themselves with
their own achievements! They are an excellent way to experience
the complimentary skills of bushcraft as taught by Woodlore.
It is our firm belief that Wilderness Bushcraft has something of value to give to everyone. Hopefully this is reflected in our programme of
bushcraft courses and educational Wilderness Bushcraft Survival courses that have evolved over the thirty years we have been operating.
At Woodlore, bushcraft course development is a never-ending process as we endeavour to bring the subject to a wider range of students.
The skills and knowledge gained through Ray Mears bushcraft is extended and enhanced by tapping into the wilderness survival skills
developed by many indigenous peoples and other experts in the bushcraft survival course field, including Lars Fält, Brian Desmond and many others.
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